When will you be done? Though this question doesn’t go away on agile projects, it does get a little easier to answer. Why? One big reason is agile teams use a metric called velocity, which allows them to track, forecast, and communicate their progress. What you have likely discovered, however, is velocity is difficult to estimate when your team lacks the data and stability many established teams have. You need a way to make plans you can be confident in, even without helpful items like historical data and static team size.
In these presentations, leading agile expert and Certified Scrum Trainer Mike Cohn describes advanced uses of velocity for planning. Mike explains ways to forecast velocity in the complete absence of any historical data. Gain new insight into how teams can forecast velocity by looking at other teams. Leave knowing how to predict the velocity of a team that will grow or shrink in size. Most importantly see how to use confidence intervals to create plans you can be 90% confident in, even on fixed-price or fixed-date contracts.
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